We love a good cry, plain and simple. If someone tells you they don’t cry or don’t cry that often, we feel for them because not a lot feels better than a good cry when all seems to fail. Well, we’ve brought Nancy Wenstrom to come to the challenge of bringing some of our readers a good ol’ cry with her new single “Vintage Tears”.
Yes, the song is called Vintage Tears, so you know they’re not trying to hide the fact that they want their listeners to shed a few tears while listening to it. This Cali-based Americana singer is able to bring sweet melodies and witty lyrics to form a cohesive sound of music to our ears.
This is what the artist had to say about her song, My newest release, Vintage Tears, was inspired when texting with a friend about his situation with a woman who cared more for him than he did for her. We came up with the lyric idea of a storm that starts brewing when one has the realization that a love affair isn’t going to work out. The song is about the moment one faces these fears, and then the acceptance signified by the release of tears that have been stored up a long time. In my own life experience this acceptance was the beginning of healing for me. Charles Dickens called it being “blessed with the relief of tears” (Tale of Two Cities). So, as dark as it may seem, tears do bring relief. The sun that comes out at the end of the video signifies better times ahead, the benefit of letting go of things that aren’t working.
This is one of 10 newly recorded original songs on my upcoming album, Inside Story. Lyrically, there seems to be the thread of letting go. I grew up moving a lot due to my father being in the military, and in my adult life I experienced the transient life as a working musician. Musically, the album contains a deep influence of the blues and rock & roll I was raised on, which inspired me to play the electric guitar and write my own songs.
We’re so lucky to have such a real artist come out and express themselves the way Nancy has. She brought us a song about unrequited love – love where a storm builds into a rain of tears that can bring relief to some in the face of acceptance.
Acceptance is key to moving past sorrows we have felt. Don’t store them up anymore, but release them and don’t allow yourself to drown in them any longer.
Take a listen to “Vintage Tears” by Nancy Wenstrom by using the link below.
by Javier Zepeda